Just wondering...

Just wondering...

Postby quickiewle » Tue May 31, 2011 3:34 pm

can we possibly get some anti-spam measures on here, like a text-box that a machine can't read?
I realize that would make logging on more of a pain, but then so is nuking spammers and deleting umpty-ump messages daily, as I've been doing for a while with the 'wow gold' guy and his infinite incarnations. Yesterday I ended up having to vaporize TWO large infusions of spam. That's getting old.
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby English Nick » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:21 am

I, too, had to nuke no fewer than four spammers yesterday. I agree it's getting old.
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby rightiswrong » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:22 am

Sorry I haven't been around lately. I've been pretty busy.
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby quickiewle » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:25 am

Glad you're back... there's a post about penguins.
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby rightiswrong » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:28 am

Where??????



Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby quickiewle » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:34 am

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Re: Just wondering...

Postby English Nick » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:41 am

I just chatted to Ava via Facebook. She has changed the settings so that new posters have to be approved by the mods. That should mean the rest of you won't get bothered by spammers in future. Now I need to compose an e-mail to some of the former regular posters who we haven't heard from for a while (possibly driven away by the spammers?)
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby quickiewle » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:58 am

Thanks! That was maddening and seemed to be getting more and more relentless.
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby Ava » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:43 pm

yeah, sorry about that ya'll. changed it so that new members must be activated by the mods before they can actually begin to post. i also purged the pending members who were awaiting self activation because it seemed most of them were spammers. one of these days i'll go through the entire members list and clean it up.
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby quickiewle » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:54 pm

Kyewl. :D
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby Ava » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:22 pm

Ok, i removed over 200 accounts and a bunch more that were not activated yet but seemed to be potential spammers.
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby quickiewle » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:45 pm

Thanks for taking time out of your weekend to do that... all the spam was starting to ruin the fun here for me.
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby rightiswrong » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:28 am

Q has done a phenomenal job keeping the hounds at bay, he also has provided hours of entertainment for the rest of us with his many contributions to the forum. I thank you for your valuable time and service Q. My hat (if I wore one) is off to you.

:pulpdance: =D> :rockon: :yourock:
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby English Nick » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:14 am

I've also sent out an e-mail to a bunch of former contributors who haven't posted in a while, telling them about the purge, in the hope that we can lure some of them back here.
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby hwmnbn » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:19 am

Ava wrote:Ok, i removed over 200 accounts and a bunch more....

Bwahahaha, she missed my account!! :lol:

hwmnbn lives to post another day!! \:D/
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby English Nick » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:30 am

hwmnbn wrote:
Ava wrote:Ok, i removed over 200 accounts and a bunch more....

Bwahahaha, she missed my account!! :lol:

hwmnbn lives to post another day!! \:D/

As long as you don't start posting gibberish interspersed with links to wow gold, you're very welcome here.
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby quickiewle » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:35 am

rightiswrong wrote:Q has done a phenomenal job keeping the hounds at bay, he also has provided hours of entertainment for the rest of us with his many contributions to the forum. I thank you for your valuable time and service Q. My hat (if I wore one) is off to you.

:pulpdance: =D> :rockon: :yourock:

Thanks,man... what a nice way to start my day. :D
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby quickiewle » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:39 pm

hwmnbn wrote:
Ava wrote:Ok, i removed over 200 accounts and a bunch more....

Bwahahaha, she missed my account!! :lol:

hwmnbn lives to post another day!! \:D/

Well, you're sort of in the ' the devil you know' category. :mrgreen:
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Re: Just wondering...

Postby rightiswrong » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:55 am

hwmnbn wrote:
Ava wrote:Ok, i removed over 200 accounts and a bunch more....

Bwahahaha, she missed my account!! :lol:

hwmnbn lives to post another day!! \:D/

:ban: him!


Just kidding :D
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